Former WWE Announcer Absolutely Trashes Ronda Rousey Over Recent Comments: ‘The Crew Couldn’t Stand Your F***ing A**’

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Ronda Rousey has made a bunch of headlines in recent weeks over her opinions about her times in the UFC and WWE, and one former co-worker had a spicy response about the former world champion’s lack of accountability and much more.

Ronda Rousey will go down as one of the greatest female combat athletes of all time. She first rose to fame in 2007 when she won a silver medal at that year’s Summer Olympics. She would then go on to become a star cage fighter in Strikeforce and then put women’s MMA on the map in the UFC during a dominant run as their bantamweight champion.

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After a pair of knockout losses nearly a decade ago, she made the long-rumored move to WWE and again took another industry by storm. Rousey’s run in the company came to a close last year and she mostly stayed out of the public eye since then. However, she became a trending topic in April with some surprising hot takes about her time in the UFC and WWE.

When it comes to the MMA world leader, she stated in one interview that undiagnosed concussions cut her fighting career short, and that she doesn’t get the credit she deserves as “the greatest fighter that has ever lived.”

As for WWE, the former multi-time women’s champion knocked many things about her time in the promotion in her new memoir and interviews. Complaining about how the women’s division was booked and not being given the same opportunities to succeed as Logan Paul has received.

Her various comments rubbed many people in and around the MMA and wrestling business the wrong way, including former WWE and UFC announcer Jimmy Smith. During a new edition of his “Unlocking The Cage with Jimmy Smith” show on SiriusXM, the long-time announcer took Ronda Rousey to task for her lack of accountability in her failures, and pulled back the curtain on how she was viewed backstage in WWE and the UFC.

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Jimmy Smith says UFC staff cheered when Ronda Rousey was knocked out

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“One of the things I’ve always said about God, he gets all the credit, none of the blame. That’s what Ronda Rousey wants. All the credit, none of the blame. I want credit for all my wins, my losses, I had CTE and all this and all that. I’m the greatest to ever do it, but when it didn’t work, it was so, and so, and so and so, and never me.

She never gives credit to the people who actually beat her. The idea that ‘I left MMA and went to the WWE because I had concussion problems’ makes no sense … Let me let you in on something, Ronda, if you are listening. The people behind the scenes, camera people, audio people, the people you can push around and the people you can bully and the people you can talk down to, can’t stand your f***ing a**. Everybody behind the scenes that had to put a mic on Ronda Rousey couldn’t stand her.

I asked why and they said that she was a b**** to us from the moment that she sat down to the moment she got up. Like it’s our fault, she has to do this interview to hype this fight or whatever. She’s miserable and she’s mean to us and we can’t stand her. They were cheering when she got knocked out. That’s what I was told.”

– Jimmy Smith (h/t Wrestlingnews.co)

Suffice it to say, Jimmy Smith is also no fan of the “Rowdy” one.

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